Command 'opkg update' Fails

Updated Aug 15, 2018

Reported In


  • cRIO-9063


  • LabVIEW Real-Time Module


  • NI-RIO

Operating System

  • NI Linux Real-Time

Issue Details

When running the command "opkg update" on my Linux RT cRIO Controller, the following error shows up:

How can I fix this?


This error is mostly due to a network issue, confirm the following:
  1. Your cRIO is connected to a network, if connecting to the cRIO to your PC using a USB Cable
  2. Your cRIO is connected to the internet. Try using the "ping" command to test the connection to a server on the internet (for example,
  3. Your cRIO can connect to Try using the "ping" command to test the connection to
If the previous steps fail, change the cRIO network adapter settings in NI MAX to make sure the cRIO can connect to

Additional Information

This forum explains some issues with the opkg feeds and NI RIO 2017 software. If the solution explained in this article does not work, try following the steps in the forum post.